president if romney won the white house, theoretically, it remains to be -- to be discussed and determined whether this, the fact that portman had a gay son in any way affected his chances to be vp? >> he's probably very happy he dodged that bullet. but the thing, the thing to keep in mind here, is that what, senator portman has done, is sort of like say to the party, especially now that cpac is going on, that you must face this issue and you must take this seriously. you know, i keep talking about this poll. that logo did with harris interactive. basically showed that if the republican party had the same positions or similar positions, on marriage equality or gay rights, as president obama and the democrats, president obama admitny would have been tied for the gay vote. their gay votes on the table, if the party were only open, warm, welcoming, as welcoming as bob portman was and is to his own son.